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After falling sharply from a high in the final week of April, prime cattle prices in Scotland have shown some modest recovery over the past fortnight.  This is according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) noting that despite the increase in the past fortnight, current prices stand some 4.5% below the spring peak. They are, however, still 7-8% higher than a year ago.

Champions of Scotland’s beef and sheep industry are urged to submit nominations for the prestigious 2021 AgriScot Scotch Beef and Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year awards.

Do you have knowledge and experience of the red meat sector, animal production or relevant marketing and promotional activities? Are you keen to shape the future of the red meat industry in Scotland? Why not apply to join the QMS board? Find out more information about the role here:

There is also a free event to find out more about the role, hosted by Changing the Chemistry (SCIO) and featuring QMS Chair Kate Rowell and Chief Executive Alan Clarke. The event is on the 21st June. Find out more and sign up here:

Scotland’s food and drink industry will, for the first time, have access to the industry’s latest trends, research, consumer insights and industry and market innovations as the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership launches a new collaborative research and market insight service – The Knowledge Bank.

The Sheep Breeders Round Table (SBRT) is confirmed to take place between Monday 15 and Friday 19 November 2021.

American soil specialist and co-founder of the Soil Health Academy and Understanding Ag LLC in Missouri, Ray Archuleta, is the next guest on QMS’ international podcast series, airing on Tuesday 22 June.

Fourteen independent butchery businesses from across Scotland are finalists of the inaugural Scotch Butchers Club Challenge, managed by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Lamb prices remain firm despite increasing volumes of new season lambs arriving on the market